Felicity Discusses The Dick Pic Phenomenon
Dick Pics – Comedian Phoebe Robinson created a dick pic parody commercial, and it’s perfection! The assumption is that Sears now offers penis photographyprofessional photo shoots to create your dick pic. As a bonus, you can even have your member reenact scenes from movies like Of Mice and Men.
The clip ends with the salesman saying, So call now, make an appointment and get the graphics your dick, and the girls you barely understand, deserve.
With the rise of the Internet, has come the rise of the penis pic (no pun meant). While I am sure men have long appreciated creating member selfie art, these days it is never been easier to take and share dick pics with anyone.
There is really nothing wrong with dick photos in and of themselves. Sending one can be a healthy form of sexual expression and I don’t think a close up image of a penis is obscene. Perhaps nothing demonstrates this better than a Tumblr site I discovered called Critique My Dick Pic. (http://critiquemydickpic.tumblr.com/)
The young woman that created Critique My Dick Pic, encourages people to send in their own dick pics for her to grade. She is not critiquing the real dick, though. She evaluates the artistic merits of the picture the angle, lighting, creativity, background, etc.
It is completely weird, but kind of wonderful. I’m all for helping men shoot better cock pics because most of the ones I get are really lousy, artistically speaking.
She’s also quite body-positive about it (“no size shaming”) and tries to ensure it is different with people of color and trans* folk.
Penis Taking a Selfie – A Dick Pic!
In a interview on salon.com, the creator is asked about the worst dick pic she’s ever personally gotten. She reacts:
Every dick pic I Have ever had thrust at me unsolicited is the worst dick pic I Have ever gotten. It’s f*cking obnoxious, and a few men do it constantly. I do not care how magnificent your penis is, guy, if I haven’t accepted to see it I will be nothing but unimpressed.
And so we reach the difficulty with the dick pic – it’s frequently an unsolicited photograph sent to strangers. As a non-consensual act, this form of sexual harassment and male aggression has turned into a prevalent phenomenon. Through social networks, dating websites and specific mobile apps, we have learned only how common it’s for men to participate in this type of lewd behaviour.
I’ve received such photographs on http://nudismphotos.net/posts/a-day-visitor-to-a-nudist-club-near-to-where-i-was-working/ , Twitter and Tumblr. I really wish I could un-see some of them (I will not go into detail, but some were more than only an erect member.). Jordan has additionally received them on Facebook so I know this happens to guys, too. But based on the amount of sexual harassment women deal with online, I am willing to wager this occurs to women more than men.
A new Pew Research study of online harassment found that women are disproportionately impacted by online sexual harassment 25% of young women ages 18-24 reported experiencing it.
What’s the driving force behind the dick pic happening?
The on-line sex research compiled by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam in the novel,A Billion Wicked Ideas, may shed some light on this common male behaviour.
As we mentioned in our post on dick, they found that as it pertains to online porn, men seek out pictures of manhood nearly as much as vulvas. This is regardless of sexual orientation. So if penises are only as much of a sexual discriminative stimulus as vulvas, it’d seem sensible for guys to want to photograph, look at, and share their own “equipment”.
In this salon.com article (http://www.salon.com/2011/06/02/crotch_shot/), Ogas is quoted saying:
Guys who send off penis pictures probably are not thinking at all, they’re responding to an unconscious, evolutionary impulse likely inherited from our primate ancestors: man monkeys and apes habitually exhibit their penis (generally erect) to females to indicate sexual attraction.
So in evolutionary terms, the dick pic men are basically behaving like monkeys.
Others theorize that men send dick pics because they wrongly believe girls share the identical visual cues as them. So if guys are turned on by genitalia, they think girls must desire to see theirs, too. And why hit on her with words when you can just send a dick pic?
In reality it appears many women are disgusted, amused or bored (if the sender is non-threatening) upon seeing a haphazard member picture. Are there check it who enjoy dick pics? Sure, absolutely. But I am still going to go with the notion that men mainly send dick pics due to their own satisfaction and enjoyment and not with a girl’s sexual desires in head (unless the girl has really asked for them).
It should be noted that sending penis photos is certainly not a naturist pastime. Anyone sending them is acting from a sexual or exhibitionist urge, not because they are a naturist (or promise to be).
Naturism seems to attract exhibitionists, but a distinction must be drawn between the two. Exhibitionists expose themselves to other folks for his or her own sexual gratification. Naturism is about nonsexual societal nudity. Anyone who drives their dick pics or bare photographs on others, isn’t welcome at FKK or in naturist settings.
What I expect we have learned here is that there surely is nothing wrong with sending photos of your genitals to accepting people. This can be a healthy form of sexual expression or as presented by the site, artistic self-expression. Unsolicited dick pics, nonetheless, are most unwanted and represent harassment. Maybe society will evolve to the point where the organ won’t be so taboo, and folks can learn to simply share cock pics in a healthy, consensual way.
We’re not monkeys, all things considered.
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Felicity Discusses The Dick Pic Phenomenon